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The Supreme Court

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  1. The Supreme Court Information can be found in Chapter 11, Section 2

  2. Supreme Court Pre-Test • 1. How many people are on the Supreme Court? • 2. What are the terms of a Supreme Court justice? • 3. What is judicial review? What court case gave the Supreme Court this power? • 4. How are Supreme Court justices chosen? • 5. How does the Supreme Court operate? Is it the same as a regular trial court? • 6. Can you name any justices on the current Supreme Court? Which is the Chief Justice?

  3. Judicial Review • During the John Marshall Court (starting in 1801), the Court got much more powerful. • 1. Many landmark decisions were made • Most important: Marbury vs. Madison. This gave the courts the power of judicial review--Gives courts final voice in deciding the constitutionality of gov laws and policies • Current event: OBAMACARE CASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! • For more information on John Marshall, click hereFor more information on Marbury vs. Madison, click here

  4. The Justices—some information

  5. How are justices selected? This is a major power of the President! He nominates someone with his beliefs.

  6. The Current Court Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito, Elena Kagan Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  7. How does the Supreme Court work? This is an essay question!

  8. Continued…….

  9. Continued…… • Finally, the decision is announced to the public.

  10. Supreme Court Post-Test • 1. How many people are on the Supreme Court? • 2. What are the terms of a Supreme Court justice? • 3. What is judicial review? What court case gave the Supreme Court this power? • 4. How are Supreme Court justices chosen? • 5. How does the Supreme Court operate? Is it the same as a regular trial court? • 6. Can you name any justices on the current Supreme Court? Which is the Chief Justice?